College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

photo of Lauren Ruhnke in India

Lauren Ruhnke, CLA ’17, is currently on her second but certainly not her last trip to India. She studied abroad there as an undergrad, has returned as a grad student on a scholarship and will visit several more times to work on her dissertation.

Anthropology, Global Studies

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Senior Amanda Morrison didn’t plan on enrolling at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. She didn’t plan on being a global studies major. And she didn’t plan on having a part-time job at a nonprofit women’s group. But each time opportunity came knocking, she answered.

Global Studies, Spanish

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Dave Mariano, CLA ’07, is an Advocacy Advisor for the Danish Refugee Council, The former political science major has a few pieces of advice for students interested in humanitarian and/or NGO work.

Political Science

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Today, June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday recognizing the freeing of slaves. For Americans who aren’t as familiar with Juneteenth as they are with the Fourth of July, CLA History Professor Wilbert Jenkins discusses the holiday’s origins and importance.

History

photo of Angel Betancourt in graduation attire

Angel Betancourt, CLA ’19, didn’t wait until graduation last month to start looking for a job. He started that work by networking in a couple internships he had in the Pennsylvania Senate beginning last summer. It all paid off when he landed a full-time job while still a student.

Political Science, Spanish

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